I love music. Funny that. I play two instruments and listen to it as often as I possibly can. I used to be really biased as to what styles I listened to. Now I’m trying to be a bit more open. But one of my favourite kinds of music are movie soundtracks. I write to them, so does Cait. She wrote the entire of her second book to the Inception soundtrack and now when we listen to it…we think of her book.
Now I’m collecting soundtracks for my writing. When I was writing Letter to Elizabeth, I only started listening to particular music at the end. So I have complied a list of my top five favourite soundracks (for the moment) for three different categories.
Fun/Not writing/listening to when you just want to listen to something fun:
1. How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell)
2. Peter Pan (James Newton Howard)
3. Alice in Wonderland (Danny Elfman)
4. Brave (Patrick Doyle)
5. Series of Unfortunate events (Thomas Newman)
Inspiring/Makes me want to do something Amazing
1. The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber)
2. The Return of the King (Howard Shore)
3. Sherlock Holmes (Hans Zimmer)
4. Dead Man’s Chest (Hans Zimmer)
5. Invincible (I know. It’s not a movie soundtrack, but try it. Talk about epic!)
Sad/Exciting/Great For Writing To
1. Batman Begins (Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard)
2. Ned Kelly (Klaus Badelt)
3. Transformers (Steve Jablonsky)
4. Robin Hood (Marc Streitenfeld.)
5. Snow White and the Hunstman (James Newton Howard)
It’s probably not too hard to see which composers and styles are my favourite… What are some of your favourite sountracks/CDs/Composers?